Android is the name used to address a stack of software which is composed of an operating system, a middleware, and key applications. The development of Android applications used on phones that operated through the Android software stack platform makes use of the Java programming language.
Many smartphone manufacturers nowadays operate through Android. Smartphones are technically mobile phones that have faster and more enhanced computing abilities including Internet connectivity and the ability to house applications and games depending on its storage capacity compared to a simple feature phone.
Today, Android phones are everywhere and Android seems to be one of the biggest software stack used by every tech giant except those companies which has created and configured their own operating system, middleware and application bank or cache.
Since many manufacturers make use of this operating system, it has grown very popular especially within the last two years. Not only do smartphones make use of this technology but even tablet PCs and phones which are so popular these days. Now, even if you prefer a smartphone with a big screen for connectivity and browsing reasons or if you would rather use a tablet PC for a wider view for gaming purposes, Android has got the coolest, advanced, entertaining, educational and functional applications that are free most of the time. Although they do have some paid apps out in the market, there are still a lot of options to choose from among the applications that can be downloaded for free.
There are various platforms nowadays, but the reason why it is one of the most popular is because many mobile phones brand subscribe to using it. It is a very practical move since they do not have to create their own platforms. Also, Android phone users are presented with more flexibility since there a re a lot of phones to choose from. It can vary from brand to brand, model to model, and feature to feature. Also, since Android phones have run on shared applications, phones that are not under the same brand or manufacturer can still share information with each other so long as they are both using smartphones that operates on Android operating system.
According to tech experts, compared to other smartphones, Android phones tend to have smaller screens than its competitors and some models do not have a physical keyboard which makes typing a tad too difficult especially to users with bigger fingertips. Software-wise, the Android software does not have an automatic sync to a personal computer which will require a user to make use of a third-party syncing application if he or she wants to sync files from his or her Android phone to his computer and vice versa.